Originally Posted by `br4dz-
Coolant: Distilled Water
Explanation: Coolant with dyes are frowned upon. The dye usually splits from the water after a few months and can clog up water blocks, leading to a real messy and painful cleanup. Plus coolant costs a lot of money, and in most cases temperatures can actually be worse than straight distilled water.
Extras: Silver KillCoil
Explanation: Adding this with distilled water ensures that algae and bacterial growth doesn't happen inside of your loop, just stick it in a reservoir and you're done.
I take issue with those two. The automotive industry has been using dye in coolant for longer than either of us has been alive, and there don't seem to be issues on that front. I have personally built a loop that I ran for years with 60/40 RO/auto coolant (50/50 was thicker than desired), with no issues.
My current rig uses koolance's standard blue antifreeze (-15c), corrosion and biological inhibitor coolant - I have had no issues here either. they also make a colorless coolant, with all the other nice additives.
But hey, that's just my experience / opinion.
Originally Posted by The Doc
I have just one piece of advise!!! DON'T (as some others might advise you) place your radiator BEFORE your CPU/GPU... because as everyone should know, this would be ridiculous!
Hey bro. Bad news. In a circle, a point is both behind and in front of the other point, depending on how you look at it. it's a loop, remember?Edited by u3b3rg33k - 10/23/11 at 8:09pm